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For several years now Tesla has had a lock hold on the luxury performance electric car market but this is due to change. Part of that was its plan, says CEO Elon Musk of the “disruptive” company that pushed EVs into the public consciousness, while capturing sales from the proud automakers of Europe. A big […]

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In February 2012, then-President Barack Obama promised he’d buy a Chevrolet Volt in five years when he’s out of office and that time is now. Inquiries to Obama’s representatives so far have gone unanswered whether arrangements to acquire the now-second generation extended-range EV are being made, but the timing is noteworthy at any rate. SEE […]

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Volkswagen expects to build fast DC charging sites in the U.S. over the next two years that would rival and in some ways exceed today’s Tesla Supercharger network. This news comes via a draft plan released by the California Air Resources Board yesterday in advance of a board meeting later this month. Final approval of […]

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More than the most anticipated electric car of 2017, Tesla’s Model 3 may be the most newsworthy car of any type, but the odds of anyone getting one for under $30,000 may be close to nil. Tesla has said the 215-plus mile EV will be priced from $35,000 and some news stories initially fluffed up […]

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As the Trump administration threatens to soften strict mpg rules through to 2025, in question is whether consumers will be winners or losers in the process. Clear in any case is money is on the line: big money. Carmakers have said federal rules intended to drive average window sticker values up from 25.1 mpg today […]

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Are you a good writer with solid capabilities in journalism, environmental issues, and sustainable transportation? If so, this website is growing and in need of a U.S.-based freelance writer to post daily alternative-energy transportation focused news briefs. Opportunities for advancement for the right person could follow, but for now we’re open to experienced or inexperienced […]

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Carmakers in the U.S. now have more than 60 hybrids, plug-in hybrids and battery electric vehicles on offer and more are coming. As gas prices have dropped and Americans have shown their preference for larger conventionally powered SUVs, crossovers, and trucks, anything from the alternative segments that scratches that itch is welcome. Out of a […]

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Is the United States on its way toward Who Killed the Electric Car, part 2? That’s unknown, but this week the U.S. EPA is expected to begin a process intended to roll back Corporate Average Fuel Economy (CAFE) standards calling for increasingly stringent tailpipe emissions through 2025, and while it’s at it California is also […]

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For a car that’s been alternately admired and castigated by critics including the politically motivated, the uninformed, and other random detractors, the Chevy Volt’s sales are off to a decent start so far this year. It’s little secret the plug-in segment is a submarket, and it is yet early in the year for Volt fans […]

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Travel to almost any major city in the world and you’ll find a familiar sight: a sheen of brown haze that hovers over the city called smog. Much of this smog comes from cars, SUVs and pickup trucks — those mechanical gasoline or diesel powered things most of us drive everyday. Along with the smog […]

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